Staff Attorney, Criminal Defense Practice
Rita Bowles is excited and proud to be a part of Brooklyn Defender Services. Rita is committed to providing excellent and zealous representation to each and every client.
Rita was born and raised in Danville, Virginia. She received her B.A. in English from Virginia Tech University in 2005. After college, Rita earned her J.D. from Widener University School of Law in 2008. While in law school, Rita excelled at Trial Advocacy and developed a passion for public defense.
Rita came to BDS in March 2016 with over five years of experience as a staff attorney at the Defender Association of Philadelphia. During her time at the Defender Association of Philadelphia, Rita successfully represented hundreds of individuals facing charges ranging from misdemeanors to major felonies. Rita is admitted to practice law in New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.